Helicopter Trip to Everest Base Camp has become one of the most famous trips in Nepal. This trip lets you explore the Khumbu region in just a few hours. From the comfort of the helicopter, you can reach the world's highest peak and Kalapathar's viewpoint in a very short time.
The helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp is ideal for those who don't have time to hike for hours on end. Likewise, differently abled people who want to explore the highest peak in the world can do this tour in a few hours. People may wonder how hard it is to explore Mount Everest, but this luxury tour is designed for those who find trekking difficult. This exhilarating tour offers stunning views of pristine mountain peaks from a very close range. The biggest attraction of this tour is seeing the world's highest peaks up close, along with some other famous peaks.
The tour starts at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As the helicopter takes off, you can get an eagle's eye view of the many heritage sites of the Kathmandu valley. As you move towards the east side, you will see snow-covered peaks before your eyes. The helicopter will land at Lukla airport for a while to complete some procedures for your journey. During this time, you can enjoy the view of the village of Lukla, surrounded by the Himalayan chain.
Highlights of a Helicopter Trip to Everest Base Camp
Enjoy the incredible Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to the base of the world's highest peak.
Descend to Kala Patthar at an altitude of 5545 meters in one hour.
Experience the eagle-eye view of the surrounding peaks and landscapes and fly over the major sites of Everest Base Camp.
Enjoy breakfast/lunch at Everest View hotel
You will see some of the best mountain views in the world.
Get picked up from your hotel at 6:00 AM and drop you off at Kathmandu airport.
From Kathmandu to Lukla Airport: 45 minutes journey (fueling time in Lukla is 10-15 minutes)
25 minutes from Lukla to Kala Patthar (descend time is 10-15 minutes)
Kala Patthar to Syangboche: 12 minutes (departure time is 30 minutes for breakfast)
After breakfast, the flight from Syangboche to Lukla, Kathmandu: 1 hour 20 minutes.
Pick up from the airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Best Time for Everest Helicopter Tour
The climate in the Everest Region changes according to the season. But you don't have to worry about having this wonderful experience. Since this tour is for some hours, if the weather is fine at that hour, you can fly around the Everest region.
But if there is heavy rainfall, there's no point in making this trip as you can barely see anything. So we recommend our clients avoid booking this tour during monsoon.
Though this trip is suitable all around the year, autumn and spring seasons are more suitable for the best experience. The weather is very clear and stable during these seasons. The chances of rain and humidity are very low.
In winter, the weather sometimes gets foggy. But if the weather is clear, winter is the best time to take a Heli Tour. During the winter, the snow on these mountains gets a few inches thicker. The extra snow takes the beauty of the Himalayas to the next level.
Flying is least suitable in summer, as the mountains face heavy rainfall for most of the day. However, it is still possible to tour on clear days. During summer, the weather can change unexpectedly, so you have to be very careful about it.
Pricing details for Everest Helicopter Tour Packages
Depending on the facilities demanded by clients, the price of this tour may vary from 950 to 1150 USD
Two types of packages are available for the helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp. Given below:
1. Group Joining Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
1 or 2 Persons: $1100
3 Persons: $1050
4 Persons: $1020
5 Persons: $990
2. Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Single Service: $4000-4500
Double Service: $4400-5100
Everest Helicopter tour packing list
The Heli tour to EBC is a short-duration flight, you don't need to pack your bags as the trekkers do. Good warm wind-stopper fleece jackets and some common gears are enough. It also helps to reduce the weight of the flight. However, below are some basic gears and equipment you may carry with you while doing this trip
Thermals and insulating down jacket
Woolen Gloves, socks, and hats
Wind/waterproof down jacket, trousers
Camera and its accessories
Sunscreens, Sunglasses, and lip balms
Some Light snacks, chocolates, dry fruits
2 Bottles of water
Weight limits for a Helicopter trip to Everest Base Camp
In general, the load limit for the Everest base camp helicopter tour might be 500KG. Helicopter excursion potential is determined by using the weight of an individual in your ride and is a maximum of five people. Each helicopter has a weight restriction, and the number of individuals a helicopter can accommodate in a single flight is a maximum of 5 people. If there are more individuals, then the helicopter will fly directly to Periche and come back for the second group.
5 individuals or 500 kg (one helicopter)
four individuals: 350 kg
3 individuals: 250 kg
2 people: 150 kg
1 individual: 80 kg per individual